National Institute of Engineering

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The National Institute of Engineering
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The National Institute of Engineering (NIE) is a private engineering college located in Mysore, Karnataka, India. It was established in 1946 and granted autonomy in 2007 from Visvesvaraya Technological University.


NIE was started in 1946 with diploma programs in Civil Engineering in a room under a thatched roof in Lakshmipuram under leadership of kushagra.[1] The first batch consisted of 86 students. Later, the classes were held in a shed in the nearby Sharada Vilas High School campus, in Mysore. S. Ramaswamy, D. V. Narasimha Rao and T. Ramarao ("Tunnel" Ramarao), the founders, established NIE by 1950 with its own class rooms and workshops on a 6-acre (24,000 m2) campus. NIE started AMIE courses in Civil Engineering for intermediate-passed students in 1948. The students were permitted to change over to the regular degree course leading to B.E. degree in Civil Engineering of the University of Mysore. Thus, NIE became the second engineering college in the state of Karnataka and the first in Mysore. The first batch of students in Civil Engineering graduated in 1953.

A Golden Jubilee Complex was completed in 1996 on a 6-acre (24,000 m2) plot opposite the main building in part of the golden jubilee celebrations. In 2004, the college received World Bank aid under the TEQIP project.[2] The funds obtained were used to strengthen the Centres of Excellence in the college and to set up new ones.

In 2007, NIE attained autonomy under Visvesvaraya Technological University.[3] In 2011, NIE received further World Bank aid under the TEQIP-II. These funds were used to augment the postgraduate programs.

In March 2019,[4] the government of Karnataka approved a private university status for NIE society through notification of The NIE University Act 2019,[5] and it is set to start NIE University. D.A. Prasanna was designated the founder chancellor.[4]

Location and campus[edit]

Diamond Jubilee Sports Complex, and the sports ground

The institute is presently located on Mananthavady Road and Koorgalli (adjacent to BEML), Mysore Spread across 25 acres. The NIE Administrative Block houses the administrative offices, libraries, a gymnasium, department offices, laboratories, bank, several workshops. The Golden Jubilee Block, operational since 2000, houses the Golden Jubilee Lecture Theatre Complex, a canteen and a playground area. The Diamond Jubilee Sports Complex was set up in 2009. It contains a large, 1200-capacity arena which houses courts for badminton, table tennis and other indoor sports including basketball.


University rankings
Engineering – India
NIRF (2022)[6]201–250

The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranked NIE in the 201–250 band among engineering colleges in India in 2022.[6]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "The National Institute of Engineering". NIE. Archived from the original on 12 June 2009. Retrieved 18 May 2009.
  2. ^ "World Bank aid for 15 engineering colleges". The Hindu. 17 October 2004. Archived from the original on 15 May 2009. Retrieved 18 May 2009.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  3. ^ "12 engineering colleges in State granted autonomy". The Hindu. 12 June 2007. Retrieved 20 September 2017.
  4. ^ a b "University status for National Institute of Engineering approved". The Hindu. 11 March 2019. Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  5. ^ "The NIE University Act 2019" (PDF). Karnataka Gazette. Government of Karnataka. 2 March 2019. Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  6. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2022 (Engineering)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 15 July 2022.